The investigation into an extreme fighting death leads to the discovery of a 28-year-old woman posing as a 16-year-old high school student.

Director:

David Platt

Writers:

Dick Wolf (created by), Dawn DeNoon
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Christopher Meloni ... Elliot Stabler
Mariska Hargitay ... Olivia Benson
Richard Belzer ... John Munch
Diane Neal ... Casey Novak
Ice-T ... Odafin Tutuola
BD Wong ... Dr. George Huang (as B.D. Wong) (credit only)
Tamara Tunie ... Dr. Melinda Warner
Dann Florek ... Donald Cragen
Misti Traya ... Cassandra Sullivan
Michael Welch ... Scott Heston
Ylfa Edelstein ... Sonia Briglund
Patricia Kalember ... Judge Taten
Peter McRobbie ... Judge Walter Bradley
Clark Middleton ... Landlord
Scott Sowers Scott Sowers ... Tim
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The investigation into an extreme fighting death leads to the discovery of a 28-year-old woman posing as a 16-year-old high school student.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 May 2007 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.78 : 1
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This is the second time Misti Traya (Cassandra) and Michael Welch (Scott) have worked together. Both stared in "Joan of Arcadia" See more »

Goofs

Cassandra's doctor incorrectly states that wisdom teeth do not erupt "until you reach adulthood". While it is true that in most cases wisdom teeth only erupt after age 17, they can erupt much earlier. See more »

Quotes

Cassandra Sullivan: [to Scott during court] On the one night in question, did I make a pass at you?
Scott Heston: Yes. You wrapped your arms around me and pressed your body against mine.
Cassandra Sullivan: I was crying on your shoulder.
Judge Walter Bradley: Make that a question, Miss Pickering.
Cassandra Sullivan: That's not my name.
Scott Heston: You were crying over my friend Riley who had just dumped your skanky ass.
Cassandra Sullivan: Objection!
Judge Walter Bradley: You can't object, Miss Pickering.
[to Scott]
Judge Walter Bradley: Watch your language, Mr. Heston.
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Step into adulthood
19 December 2014 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

When I first saw the opening of this SVU episode I thought it was going to be based on the Eigil Vesti homicide. The shot of one leather masked figure leaving the scene and another inside a deserted apartment house dead on a mat made me think. Of course the real story was bad enough, but what it led to was something quite different.

The dead body used to be a high school kid who did some extreme martial arts fighting for exhibit on line. The one who filmed it Dan Leonard brought the tape into the squad and got at least one local pedophile off that Benson and Stabler were zeroing in on.

On the periphery of all this is a kind of groupie girl hanging out with the teen combatants. Misti Traya gets the center of their attention when Leonard is killed and the thought with Diane Neal prosecuting the case is that Traya did it to protect her secret. Not only was she using an alias but she was 28 years old and still in high school and foster care.

This story is truly tragic. For whatever reasons and I've known a few in my life, that is people who just don't want to step into adulthood. They like to be teens forever and in her case she found foster care so satisfying that she wouldn't leave. Traya would just pick up and move to another area and work herself into the system as a homeless youth.

Traya may have issues, but she's not dumb. She pursues a legal strategy that is quite unorthodox when she's charged with Leonard's murder.

As for her own future, guilty or innocent, it isn't a bright one.


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